Our mission offers a sustained recovery program; we provide a" safety-net" for women as they transition from incarceration to re-uniting with their children and reintegrating into communities. Our mission: is to provide life skills, develop character, and cultivate confidence while establishing a spiritual foundation that eliminates and/or drastically reduces recidivism.
Our staff consists of trained professionals and volunteers, child advocate, domestic violence pastor/mentor, and resources dedicated to improving the lives of the less fortunate. We provide one-on-one counseling, mentoring, spiritual healing, retreats, recreation, inspirational events, housing assistance, employment assistance, job preparation...
We invite you to join us in serving the needs of others--especially mothers and their children as we re-build our communities. - Blessings, Pastor Janice
Women of Redemption Deliverance ( W.O.R.D. ) Ministries was founded in 2003 by Pastor, Janice Watkins. W.O.R.D. Ministries is a community-based organization located at 480 North 14th St., Suite 215, in San Jose, CA. 95112
Shortly after this ministry began, W.O.R.D. Ministries was invited to conduct monthly worship services for the women's division of Elmwood County Jail in Milpitas, CA. We served for nine years in that capacity and saw so many women come and go; too many of these ladies also returned. Often, the women would ask, "Do you have a home for us?" Our compassion for these ladies was overwhelming. We wanted to do so much more; we wanted to help them with daily basic necessities such as clothing, food, and other essentials once they were released... It was very clear that their greatest need was "after" they were released... They needed the message of God's love to be demonstrated as well as preached. And, I am thankful that now we can offer them help! When we first began this journey, little did we know that God had a greater plan for our team as well as the women we served... After nine years of serving the ladies, the God-given vision of Sustained Recovery, was birthed! This journey is my inspiration and the greatest motivator I have ever encountered. This is my Divine assignment, and I am loving every minute of it!
We welcome you to join us and lets HOPE (help other people excel)-- together! Your skills and talents are needed to bless those needing acceptance, forgiveness, and hope. What a rewarding opportunity awaits you! - Blessings to You, Pastor Janice Watkins
Founder President & Pastor
"This journey is my inspiration and the greatest motivator I have ever encountered. This is my Divine assignment, and I am loving every minute of it!"